Rival Consoles makes his return to Erased Tapes with his new LP HOWL.
SPIN magazine wrote “The nine-track effort chugs forward with the same feathery mechanics as Jon Hopkins’ “Open Eye Signal” or the most powerful songs on Sarah Neufeld and Colin Stetson’s Never Were the Way She Was, picking up noises along the way like a sticky, rolling ball of tack: roiling blasts and bleats of horns, distant yowls of feedback, and grittily twinkling synths accompany the song on its mesmerising journey.”
Says West of the track, “By slowly drifting the pitch through distortion and delays, the result sounded like vocal cries — something which was perfect for the song and this inspired me to take on a darker set of tones across the whole album. It was made over the past few years, inspired by capturing small performances on synths, touring with some of my musical heroes, playing with feedback when I should have been catching a train, sampling my voice in unexpected conditions and recording textures in different countries.”
10th Oct – Manchester @ Texture
11th Oct – Stockton On Tees (In-store) @ Sound It Out
12th Oct – Glasgow @ Hug & Pint
13th Oct – Brighton @ Green Door Store
14th Oct – London @ Corsica Studios
15th Oct – Bristol @ Start The Bus
16th Oct – Leicester @ Firebug
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